Saturday, August 16, 2008

Masakan Melayu Kampung at Aunty Aini's

Eating out at Subang Jaya has never been a problem. Fast food, Mamak, Thai, Chinese and Western eateries can be found in abundance. There're also Mexican, Moghul, Japanese and Vietnamese restaurants. Places offering Malay food, especially Masakan Melayu Kampung, however, are not that many.

Where can we find Masakan Melayu Kampung in Subang Jaya?
Well, there's Kak Ina's stall in SS 19, Salero Negori in SS16 and Opah in Sunway Pyramid. But if you are willing to venture a little further down to Nilai, Aunty Aini's is the place to go. I was first introduced to this place a couple of years ago by my MIL (who's related to Aunty Aini, the owner).
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The humble entrance of Aunty Aini's
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The place is easy to find. It's just along the Nilai-Salak road. Besides the fantastic food, the ambience is sure to please the Yuppies as the restaurant is nestled amids tropical flora and fauna. So like Naili's Place - minus the loud music. Here you'll hear the splashing sound of water coming from the mini fountains / water features, instead.
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You can eat under the nipah shade or opt for open-air dining under the rambutan tree! He! He!
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There're even two wakafs (Malay gazebo), so patrons can eat the traditional way: cross-legged.
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The wakaf where Bourdain sat crossed-legged ...
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Besides Masakan Melayu Kampung, Aunty Aini's also offers Western Cuisine. I guess that's why it's a hit among all the races. I have seen foreigners, too. Of course, it's most famous "foreigner" of all time would be Anthony Bourdain ... Kenape? Tak percaya? Go to this youtube link.
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My favourite dishes are the Ikan Jenahak Masak Tempoyak (which comes with a generous amount of gravy) and the Kerabu Pucuk Paku. Hubby likes the sambal sotong which is really hot! You really have to have lots of water and rice to down the sambal. Talking about rice ... the portion is pretty midget. You might need to order two bowls of nasi tambah ... seriously! As for the price, being a VFM (Value-for-money) freak, the price of the dishes gets my two thumbs! No service tax means you pay less for what you eat ...
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So, if you are in the vicinity (lepas tengok F1 di Litar Sepang, atau hantar relatives ke LCCT/ KLIA), do drop by at Aunty Aini's. You won't be disappointed.
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3 comments:

orangeHerHunny said...

Hahaha.. This seems like the only place to go if you want to eat in nilai...unless you want hotel foods at nilai springs...or...you just want to chow down mamak's cookings at assalam...

Mohd Azmi said...

oooh...tontu best ni. Lamo bonar tak raso makanan nogori lamo den. Dulu maso duduk di Astano Rajo buleh katoan selalu makan gulai ikan semilang salai...! Mak oi datuk sodap kan main. Den mesti poi jongah tompek ni hujung minggu ni. sekarang nikan ado la jumpo masak lomak cili api.. hem tak samo yang ori eh..apo tak eh orang indon yang masak mano nak samo!

Koonch said...

Sekarang tak taulah sodap ko laie... dah lamo tak poie... tapi kalau dah Anthony Bourdain dan Gordon Ramsay pun datang... kira gempaq tu... waris hubby...tumpang bangga :)